What does it mean to harvest with love?

My apothecary garden is a community of sentient beings. The plants are the main players, but also the birds, the furry creatures, myself, and the human visitors – all contribute to the overall sense of…

Horsetail for strengthening hair

Would you like your tresses to be as full and lush as a horse’s tail? Look to your weeds for help. Horsetail (Equisetum) is one of those herbs that gardeners hate, and herbalists love. It…

Linden Blossom Bath

It is such a lovely treat on a hot summer's day to stand under a towering Linden tree (Tilia Europa), and collect the honey scented blossom.

Anti-fungal Powders

It is about to get very hot, and this can herald the onset of skin fungal rashes. Skin on skin creates a thin layer of moisture which provides an environment for yeasts to grow.

Calming Garden Petals Infusion

As a result of lockdown, I am noticing that a lot of people are feeling trapped, very wound up, agitated and even depressed, so I want to suggest a herbal tea which can really take…

Headaches, Migraines & Brain fog

According to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), it is estimated that there are 190,000 migraine attacks experienced every day in England. The Migraine Trust says that migraine is the third most common disease…

Menopause? Feel great with three fabulous herbs

Black Cohosh, Sage and Red clover are well known to help women through the menopause, and rightly so. They make a huge difference to the hot flushes and sweats, but there are other effects on…

Californian Poppy

Hats off to the poppy. It always makes me so sad to harvest my herbs - just when they look so gorgeous. However since they are such magnificent healers, I think they understand. I love…